**robertogreco : fractals**
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Google Earth Fractals

january 2016 by robertogreco

"The following is a "photographic" gallery of fractal patterns found while exploring the planet with Google Earth. Each is provided with a KMZ file so the reader can explore the region for themselves. Readers are encouraged to submit their own discoveries for inclusion, credits will be included. Besides being examples of self similar fractals, they are often very beautiful structures ... not an uncommon characteristic of fractal geometry."

[via: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-natural-fractals-of-google-earth ]

googleearth
paulbourke
photography
nature
earth
fractals
satelliteimagery
[via: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-natural-fractals-of-google-earth ]

january 2016 by robertogreco

an intense kind of nothing | the m john harrison blog

february 2013 by robertogreco

"The nightmare of the self: whatever you discover, it will never actually allow you to say anything about the foundation of things. Each discovery will only open up another scale, which, probed, will almost immediately begin to imply a further scale, a finer-grained space. The very small always has something smaller inside it. Whatever you find isn’t the end, it’s only ever the beginning of something else. Worse, the characteristic of these successive foundational states is that they’re composed increasingly of emptiness, of the gaps between things. Everything diffuses out into nothing. And the tools you develop operate only at the scale for which you develop them–though they have just enough sensitivity to alert you, as you push towards each outside edge, to the possiblility of the need for another, yet more subtle, toolset."

learning
making
thinking
working
mjohnharrison
2013
perspective
powersoften
discovery
curiosity
fractals
diffusion
toolsets
february 2013 by robertogreco

Fractals and Stories

january 2013 by robertogreco

1. It’s similar at every scale;

2. it’s full of continuous variations; and, conjecturally,

3. it’s all connected.

lucdurtain
contextmas2012
contextmas
fashion
beauty
nature
mathematics
math
history
culture
collaboration
collaborativeworks
balkans
beowulf
johnrichardson
herononthebeach
cosmos
carlsagan
garysnyder
josephcampbell
verse
repetition
patterns
shakespeare
hamlet
poems
poetry
singing
alanlomax
folkart
creativity
mentalillness
literacy
reading
writing
books
memory
language
speech
song
matijamurko
vukkaradžić
storytelling
myths
greekmyths
crafts
art
outsiderart
hogarth
soace-fillingcurves
oral
oraltradition
humans
human
detail
textiles
haida
mandelbrot
odyssey
homer
craft
fabric
2012
charlieloyd
stories
fractals
mentalhealth
2. it’s full of continuous variations; and, conjecturally,

3. it’s all connected.

january 2013 by robertogreco

Geom-e-Tree for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

april 2011 by robertogreco

"Create an infinite number of fractal-like trees with a few simple gestures. Surprise yourself and friends with the variety and complexity of the patterns you discover just by changing the number, angle, and length of your tree's branches. It's math and it's art - and it's totally captivating."

fractals
ios
iphone
applications
geom-e-tree
branching
branches
april 2011 by robertogreco

"Create an infinite number of fractal-like trees with a few simple gestures. Surprise yourself and friends with the variety and complexity of the patterns you discover just by changing the number, angle, and length of your tree's branches. It's math and it's art - and it's totally captivating."

fractals
ios
iphone
applications
geom-e-tree
branching
branches
april 2011 by robertogreco

NOVA | A Radical Mind

october 2010 by robertogreco

"You’ve been interested in the revolution in thinking that took place during Renaissance. I love the term “natural philosophy”…

It is lovely indeed. Too bad it hasn’t been used since 18th century.

What does that term mean to you?

Before Galileo, philosopher was somebody who studied great books. Many of those people were extraordinarily brilliant, but their absolute obedience to books was destructive. What Galileo did was to say natural philosophy is written in the Great Book of Nature & one must move from reading books in library to reading books around us—that is, use experimental method & believe in power of the eye. That was the big thing. Newton was called a natural philosopher. & in 18th century, professions of mathematics & physics were not deeply distinguished, but now they are.

I’m certainly a philosopher entranced with unifying ideas. However, I don’t only study books; I study nature. Also art of the past, for purpose of finding artifacts that I could embrace."

[Interview with Benoit Mandelbrot via: http://preoccupations.tumblr.com/post/1334513534/benoit-mandelbrot-1924-2010-nova-a-radical ]

benoitmandelbrot
math
philosophy
nature
thinking
renaissance
books
observation
scientificmethod
galileo
noticing
naturalphilosophy
interviews
mathematics
science
fractals
It is lovely indeed. Too bad it hasn’t been used since 18th century.

What does that term mean to you?

Before Galileo, philosopher was somebody who studied great books. Many of those people were extraordinarily brilliant, but their absolute obedience to books was destructive. What Galileo did was to say natural philosophy is written in the Great Book of Nature & one must move from reading books in library to reading books around us—that is, use experimental method & believe in power of the eye. That was the big thing. Newton was called a natural philosopher. & in 18th century, professions of mathematics & physics were not deeply distinguished, but now they are.

I’m certainly a philosopher entranced with unifying ideas. However, I don’t only study books; I study nature. Also art of the past, for purpose of finding artifacts that I could embrace."

[Interview with Benoit Mandelbrot via: http://preoccupations.tumblr.com/post/1334513534/benoit-mandelbrot-1924-2010-nova-a-radical ]

october 2010 by robertogreco

YouTube - Nature by Numbers

march 2010 by robertogreco

"A movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature, by Cristóbal Vila. Go to www.etereaestudios.com for more info: theory behind, stills, screenshots, tutorials..."

math
mathematics
video
science
geometry
fractals
patterns
fibonacci
numbers
nature
march 2010 by robertogreco

Fractal learning | Teemu Arina

october 2009 by robertogreco

"In the digital world, entropy is information overload and order is the pattern that emerges from the interconnection of such information. Knowledge is like a hologram. In holograms, even smaller pieces of it include the picture of the whole object. Knowledge is like a hologram. The experience changes as your point of view towards the object changes. The knowledge is not in a single image, but distributed on a network. This is pattern recognition. And it's the culmination of fractal learning."

realtime
education
learning
ict
connectivism
information
visualization
knowledge
teemuarina
infooverload
patternrecognition
patterns
web
online
fractals
fractallearning
october 2009 by robertogreco

Buttons for Mouse: Mandelbrot the Fractal Bear

january 2009 by robertogreco

"Continuing my mutant teddy bear theme, a gift for my brother: the fractal bear.

His name is Mandelbrot."

plush
math
fractals
softies
glvo
mandelbrot
geek
toys
sewing
His name is Mandelbrot."

january 2009 by robertogreco

Cynthia Lanius' Lessons: A Fractals Lesson - Introduction

september 2008 by robertogreco

"There's lots of information on the Web about fractals, but most of it is either just pretty pictures or very high-level mathematics. So this fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures are all about - that it's math - and that it's fun!"

fractals
tcsnmy
chaostheory
education
math
september 2008 by robertogreco

Seed: Paola Antonelli + Benoit Mandelbrot: The curator and the mathematician discuss fractals, architecture, and the death of Euclid.

march 2008 by robertogreco

"Euclid...masterpieces of human mind...not meant to be used as textbook by millions ...meant for very small community of mathematicians...to force beginners into mathematics in this particular style was decision taken by teachers & forced upon society"

architecture
art
chaos
benoitmandelbrot
paolaantonelli
complexity
geometry
fractals
math
science
design
generalists
nonlinear
nature
euclid
teaching
learning
education
gamechanging
non-linear
alinear
linearity
march 2008 by robertogreco

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (kottke.org)

december 2007 by robertogreco

"A Sierpinski Gasket is also self-similar...any smaller triangular portion is an exact replica of the whole gasket. You can see why Wallace would have wanted to structure his novel in this fashion."

fractals
books
writing
davidfosterwallace
infinitejest
kottke
math
art
science
literature
december 2007 by robertogreco

Collective Perception

november 2007 by robertogreco

"excerpt of SpaceCollective.org, a soon to be released, invite only information exchange dedicated to the future of everything. SpaceCollective is about to go into public beta and is issuing a limited amount of exclusive beta generation invites now."

art
blogs
collective
consciousness
culture
design
fractals
future
geometry
gotham
history
images
knowledge
life
perception
philosophy
psychology
quotes
science
space
scifi
technology
thought
evolution
futurism
november 2007 by robertogreco

Buddhabrot | Gallery of Computation

november 2007 by robertogreco

"The Buddhabrot Set is a re-visualization of the familiar Mandelbrot Set using a technique invented by Melinda Green. Instead of selecting points on the real-complex plane, initial points are selected at random from the image region."

algorithms
math
processing
programming
visualization
science
chaos
fractals
graphics
november 2007 by robertogreco

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